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Speakers for 2014 Preachers Conference Announced

Incarnational Leadership in a ‘Me First’ World
September 30 – October 1, 2014

NTS is pleased to announce the lineup of preachers, speakers and panelists for its 2nd annual Preachers Conference.  The conference will be held this fall, September 30 – October 1, and will once again take place on the Seminary’s main campus in Kansas City, MO.  This year’s Preachers Conference will be the first event hosted by the new NTS Center for Pastoral Leadership (CPL), which is under the direction of Dr. Jesse Middendorf. 

“This year’s event will include sermons and presentations centered on the theme of Incarnational Leadership in a ‘Me First’ World,” shared Dr. Middendorf.  “Keynote preachers and speakers include Dr. Roger Hahn, Dr. Molly Marshall, Dr. Filimao Chambo, Dr. Ron Benefiel, Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, Dr. Gustavo Crocker and Dr. David Busic.  Though this roster of speakers is likely enough incentive for pastors to plan to attend the event, the fact that we will focus both days on incarnational leadership should hold equal weight.  Incarnational leadership is the very strong foundation upon which we are building the NTS Center for Pastoral Leadership.  President Sunberg and I firmly believe that Christian leadership has to be redefined, rearticulated and reengaged within the understanding of the incarnation.  And without a doubt, this will be the focus of this year’s Preachers Conference, which is also the launching point for the NTS CPL.” 

A group of six additional ministers will serve on panels that will dialogue immediately following the preachers and speakers in 6 of the 8 sessions.  The panelists will discuss what was said in that specific session, as well as about any common themes and ideas that emerge throughout the conference.  The panel discussions will lead into a time of Q & A for all conference participants. 

Panelists include Dr. Eddie Estep, Rev. Lucia Delamarter, Dr. John Megyesi, Rev. Javier Mondragon, Dr. John Nielson and Rev. Dana Preusch.  To view pictures and biographical information on all the conference preachers, speakers and panelists, as well as to view the full conference schedule, log on to the conference website at NTS.EDU/2014-PREACH-CONF

“At NTS, we are committed to not only preparing pastors and leaders for the future of the Church,” said NTS President Carla Sunberg, “but we are also just as committed to resourcing and providing continuing education for those active in ministry today.  We are so excited about this year’s Preachers Conference and how it will launch our new Center for Pastoral Leadership.  And we are hopeful that some pastors and church leaders who haven’t been to the Seminary in a while will plan to be here for this important and unique event in order to catch a vision for what is happening the in the NTS community.   

“Last fall’s conference was sold out by early September,” continued Sunberg, “and we anticipate that seats for this year’s event could go even more quickly.  Only the first 300 paid registrants will be able to attend, so those who are planning to come should log on to our website TODAY to make their reservation to guarantee their place.”   

The registration fee for the 2014 NTS Preachers Conference is only $49 and reservations can be made online at NTS.EDU/14-PREACH-REG

On Thursday October 2, the morning immediately following the conference, NTS will host the inauguration of new President Carla Sunberg.  All are invited to attend President Sunberg’s inauguration.    

Stay up-to-date on plans for the 2014 NTS Preachers Conference and President Sunberg’s inauguration by joining the NTS mailing list at NTS.EDU/JOIN-NTS-MAILING-LIST.  

NOTE:  DVDs and digital downloads of the sermons from the 2013 Preaching Conference, Preaching Holiness in a Pluralistic World, are now available for purchase on the NPH website


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